A 52 year old female is being treated by the Prince of Wales Public Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman tells CNN. The patient is in stable condition and the hospital cannot elaborate any other details.
by Dorrine Mendoza12/15/2014 5:16:15 PM
A national security source in the United States tells CNN the hostage taker was shot & killed. There were at least nine people inside the building at the time.
The source says, the gunman was wearing a thick black vest and law enforcement was concerned it could contain explosives. An Explosives Ordinance team cleared the building and checked the gunman for possible devices. No report as to whether anything was found.
CNNA major police operation was under way Monday morning in Sydney. CNN affiliate Seven Network reported that officers were responding to a hostage situation at the Lindt Chocolate Cafe.
by Dorrine Mendoza12/15/2014 5:04:39 PM
No officers were injured during hostage situation police tell 7News.
by Dorrine Mendoza12/15/2014 4:52:32 PM
Anti-Muslim sentiment flared as chilling images from Australian media showed people, believed to be hostages,with their hands pressed against the glass of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney's central business district. Soon after, the hashtag #Illridewithyou took off as Australians offered support to their Muslim friends and neighbors.